Biofeedback in its scientific format is a truly revolutionary development in the clinical sciences, and yet it strives to maintain its artistic background.

How did we get here, and where are we going? A number of great thinkers contributed to the development of biofeedback in the past 100 years. They were helped along by the generally silent partners of technical development; mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment; and other clinical technology.

I once spoke with Dr. John Basmajian, the great pioneer of surface electromyography (SEMG) biofeedback at a conference. We were talking about a colleague's interests, and he laughed and said: “He is a poet.” We need more poets!

Compared to other scientific fields, biofeedback pursues different streams related to different somatic components. At the same time, one can foresee when it will endeavor to develop hybrid fields such as muscle and neuro....

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